RIC Hearing Aid Coupler Measurement Correction?

How Should RIC Hearing Aids be Measured? Background When CIC (completely-in-the-canal) instruments became popular, manufacturers of hearing aid measurement equipment provided alternate couplers, and most often with software corrections, to account for the smaller residual volume of that instrument compared with other instruments that did not fit as deeply into the ear canal (traditional hearing…

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The Origin of Hearing Aid Manufacturing in Minneapolis/St. Paul

In the 1960s it was estimated that the United States had approximately 40 companies identifying themselves as hearing aid manufacturers.  The greatest number were located in Minneapolis, MN and as a result, Minneapolis/St. Paul was often identified as the hearing aid capital of the world, and still today, as the hearing aid capital of the…

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